BIG FISH & BEGONIA REVIEWED
“Big Fish & Begonia” has an amazing amount of world-building, but nothing else. Teenagers turn into dolphins on a parallel world to swim through the dimension barriers to break into our world. When they’re here, they becomes teens again and engage in meaningful romance. Apparently, the film was a huge hit in Asia. Why? Well, if I knew…I wouldn’t know. Let’s be honest, all of this stuff just brown noises me.
Then, they throw in this plot about one of the alien girls getting a human boy killed. We get meditations on death and what it means to live. All the while, I’m looking on the box for a rating. It’s a PG-13 with brief nudity. How many kids went and saw this in Asia? Am I to believe that there are this many Asian film fans who want to see animated meditations on death and dimensional barriers being destroyed?
It’s like Ingmar Bergman developed a boner for dolphins and Stranger Things. Whenever I think I understand something about anime, the new stuff just kicks me in the head for fun.
- Making-Of documentary
- Short Film
- Music Videos
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/7/18
The Plot Thus Far
Under the ocean is a mystical race of beings that control the tide and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a restless young girl named Chun, wants to experience the human world, not simply observe it. When she turns 16, she is allowed to transform into a dolphin to explore the human world. However, the world is a dangerous place. Trapped in a vortex, she is nearly killed but saved at the last minute by a human boy, who drowns as a result. Consumed by guilt, Chun decides to go on an epic adventure to give the boy life again. As protector of his soul, Chun must defeat those who stand in her way, including her own family.